PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- Seven students from the Pulaski County Special School District have been recognized by the College Board National Recognition Program.
These national recognition programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process.
Congratulations to the following PCSSD high schools who received an award:
William Crews - Maumelle High School - National Hispanic Recognition Award
|"I am extremely thankful to have received this recognition. I'm blessed to have an amazing support network that has helped me throughout my life, both in school and out."|
Caroline Culpepper - Maumelle High School - National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award
|"I am so happy to receive this award! It feels good knowing that all the hard work I put into AP classes is resulting in something cool like this!"|
William Hoffman - Maumelle High School - National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award
|"I am honored to represent Maumelle on a national scale and would like to thank the teachers and staff who helped me receive this honor."|
Faith Kelly - Sylvan Hills High School - National African American Recognition Award
|“I humbly accept this accolade and thank the College Board for recognizing me as an exceptional African American. Receiving this recognition is unbelievable. If it had not been for the support from my parents and siblings, my teachers encouragement, and the grace of God, I couldn’t be where I am today. “|
Kennedy Lucas - Joe T. Robinson High School - National African American Recognition Award
|"I'm honored to be recognized and I'm excited for the chance to pursue scholarship opportunities."|
Andrew Pittman - Maumelle High School - National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award
|"I am very honored to have received this award. I hope that this opens up more opportunities for my college choice."|
Uvee Wiggins - Sylvan Hills High School - National African American Recognition Award
|“It is an honor to have received this award! I am very thankful to my family and teachers who helped me to achieve it. I appreciate being recognized for my academic efforts and I hope to earn more accomplishments in the future.”|
Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latina, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.